• Monday, May 20, 2019

Google has revealed that the new Australian pricing of G Suite will increase more than in other nations.

Prices of the Basic and Business plans will increase from $5 and $10 per user per month, respectively, to $8.40 and $16.80 per user per month ex GST. That is an increase of 68 percent.

We’re writing to inform you that on April 2, 2019, the list price of G Suite Basic edition will increase from $5.50 (inc GST) AUD to $9.25 (inc GST) AUD per user per month, and the list price of G Suite Business edition will increase from $11 (inc GST) AUS to $18.50 (Inc GST) AUD per user per month.

The price of G Suite Enterprise edition will remain the same.

Why are you increasing prices?

Google introduced the original version of G Suite, including Gmail and Google Calendar, more than 10 years ago. Since then, they’ve added more than a dozen new G Suite services, including real-time collaboration (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and flexible storage (Drive), powerful video conferencing (Hangouts Meet), secure team messaging (Hangouts Chat) and enterprise-grade search capabilities (Cloud Search). They’ve also infused their products with advanced artificial intelligence to make it easier to respond to emailsgather insights from data and protect against phishing attacks before they happen.

To keep pace with the value that G Suite provides to customers, they’re increasing the list prices of the G Suite Basic and Business editions starting April 2, 2019.

What does this mean for your organisation?

If you currently have G Suite Basic or Business edition on the Flexible Plan, the new list prices will go into effect on April 2, 2019. If you are on the Annual Plan, the new prices will go into effect the first time your plan renews on or after April 2, 2019. These changes will not impact your current contract or any renewal event prior to that date.

For specific details on your current plan and how these changes will impact your organisation—including new prices (reflecting any local market adjustments, where applicable) and effective dates—please visit the Billing page in the Admin console.

How can I learn more?

You can read more about these changes on the G Suite Updates blog.

Sincerely,

The Play Digital Australia Team